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post #31 of 41 (permalink) Old 11-07-2019, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
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Check the TDS. 0-10 is acceptable, anything else is bad.
It was 2-4 when tested
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It was 2-4 when tested
It sounds like the BacterAE has been your problem all along.
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Yes maybe it was the bacterAE, but I am still loosing shrimps everyday. Today 3 died. What should I do to pause everything?
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Yes maybe it was the bacterAE, but I am still loosing shrimps everyday. Today 3 died. What should I do to pause everything?
IME if you're low on oxygen (too much co2, BacterAE murdering your shrimp, etc), an airstone will help balance things out. I'd give that a try and see if your casualties stop after a day or so. If they don't, then BacterAE may not have been the culprit :/
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Start with water changes and increasing oxygenation.

Do a 10% water change every day for the next few days. Monitor parameters closely. Test for everything that you can.

Once your tank stabilizes, I'd get into a habit of doing water changes on a weekly instead of bi-weekly basis.

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Are these worms normal?
Found those after water change.
link of the video on youtube.
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Because of the way they are swimming, they are detritus worms. They swim like snakes with a head pointed in one direction. Nothing to worry about. They are typically found in the substrate.

People have found that shrimp generally grow larger in colder temps, too... so although warmer temps may encourage faster growth, they generally don't get as large in warmer temps as they might in colder temps.... My tanks don't have heaters, but the tanks still aren't "cold" since it's more like 'room temp'. Tempted to set up an outside fountain and tossing some shrimp into it and see what happens.
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Hahahhahaa!
I think I found out whats wrong. The Ro water from my friend had a TDS of 13. !!!!!
That may be the cause

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The shrimps came from a local breeder.
Water change 10% every 2 weeks.
I think there is 50 now.

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How can I test the RO water?

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Check the TDS. 0-10 is acceptable, anything else is bad.

Agreed, also if you want to test for bacteria:
boil water to sanitize mason jar/lid 20 min,

use sealed jar to collect free flowing (wait min or 2 before collecting sample after water flowing) RO water from source.

seal container.

boil vegetable (broccoli ) for min ten minutes, with sterile boiled twizzers put vegetable in container with RO water.

Seal, be as sanitary as possible.

Wait 10 days, is water cloudy = bacteria.

Reading this, it may be too much work for what probably is not that big of a deal... I digress.


But you may just worry about TDS
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Treat it with Prime and you should be fine if that's the case.

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QUICK UPDATE.
I have made several water changes since then and the situation has greatly improved and I no longer have any deaths but my population has decreased dramatically since then.
I completely stopped the CO2 and replace it with an air stone, and used DI water gh+.
I noticed that I had the beginning of a small formation of black algae. Can the air stone be the cause of it?
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